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GREEN DRAGON


ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT STANDARD

Recognising Environmental Management
& Tackling Climate Change Across Wales


www.greendragonems.com

Groundwork in Wales


Groundwork in Wales is a leading local, regional and national
environmental regeneration network building sustainable
communities across Wales



Groundwork in Wales projects contribute to a number of ‘One Wales’
commitments, with a particular focus on responding to the
challenges of tackling climate change, employment & training and
empowering people in their communities



Groundwork is using its expertise and experience to tackle climate
change across Wales, and in doing so developed the Green Dragon
Environmental Standard



Green Dragon has been and is continuing to support companies and
organisations in achieving improved environmental performance
since 2002

www.greendragonems.com

Green Dragon


What is the Green Dragon Environmental Standard?



A practical Environmental Management System (EMS) framework
and tool to:



reduce resource costs & increase efficiency


improve environmental performance


comply with environmental legislation


improve market advantage, image and reputation with staff and
customers

www.greendragonems.com

Business & Environmental Benefits


Green Dragon is written clearly with the
specific
needs of the
customer in mind
(the Standard document itself is FREE)




It is unique in that it is clear and achievable by BOTH businesses
just starting an EMS and those already established



Available whatever the size or type of business and the scale of thier
environmental impact



Green Dragon demonstrates a real commitment to the environment,
improving environmental performance, ensuring legal compliance
and reducing costs



Rewards real effort by recognition of achievements through
Certification at five successive levels



Series of stand
-
alone EMS levels which are comparable to and can
build towards ISO
14001




www.greendragonems.com

Certification


Publicly recognises effective environmental management


Customer cofidence in environmental credentials



A stepped system comprising five Levels of achievement allowing
business to apply at the level that suits size, structure and activities



Recognition through certification, and:



addition to the Green Dragon Website Register (all Levels)



use of the
logo on stationery and marketing materials (Level
2
and above)



eligibile to purchase an
display plaque (Levels
3
,
4
and
5
)




Groundwork Wales is the sole certifying body in Wales and the UK,
maintaining quality control


www.greendragonems.com

LEVEL 5

Continual
Environmental
Improvement

LEVEL 1

Commitment to
Environmental
Responsibility

LEVEL 2

Complying with
Environmental
Legislation

LEVEL 3

Managing
Environmental
Impacts

LEVEL
4

Environmental
Management
Programme


-

Comprehensive environmental management system


-

Full environmental reporting


-

Awareness of legal obligations


-

Communication staff responsibilities


-

Maintain environmental records


-

Evaluate and prioritise environmental impacts


-

Set measurable improvement targets


-

Begin reporting on environmental impacts


-

Develop formal management system


-

Implement procedures for key activities


-

Report on environmental achievements


-

Commitment to improve


-

Awareness of environmental impacts


-

Set simple improvement goals

Green Dragon Levels

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Monitoring and Reporting


Continued environmental improvement with an annual
reassessment required to maintain certification



Green Dragon provides a clear snapshot of business practices and
how they may change on a yearly basis



Levels 1
-
2
Improvement Plan and monitoring of key environmental
data



Levels 3
-
5
Objective & Target setting, significance testing to rate the
business environmental impact, publishing an Environmental
Statement, in addition:



Level 3:

Record annually direct CO2 emissions


Level 4:

Record annually direct and indirect CO2 emissions


Level 5:

Record annually direct and indirect green house gas


emissions


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Case Study
1

Coleg Gwent



Largest Further Education College in Wales



Operating from five campuses, employing over 1,500
staff and providing teaching to some 37,000 students



Prior to Green Dragon it was sending 100% of all its
waste to landfill



After 3 years of implementing the Standard it now
recycles 73% of all waste.


www.greendragonems.com

Case Study 2

Corporate Building Services, City & County of Swansea



Wide range of construction work, predominantly on public
buildings and housing maintenance, with c. 600 staff



Green Dragon has supported the department in:



diverting 4,063 tonnes of waste from landfill since 2007


making £712K savings (inc cost avoidance) from waste
management changes


44% reduction of waste


32% reduction in energy use compared to 07/08


30% reduction of water consumption compared to 07/08


www.greendragonems.com

Case Study 3

Trackyou Ltd



One of the UK's leading providers of asset tracking and fleet
management systems



Green Dragon has given a measurable platform to reduce
waste, energy consumption and also fuel use and CO
2
emissions



Since implementing Green Dragon, it has seen c.
25
% per
head reduction in energy consumption as well as reducing its
use of office paper by
60
%



Reviewed vehicle activities, with all vehicles purchased or
leased by Trackyou now being super efficient diesel models

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Further Information


Groundwork Wales can support
organisations

looking to achieve any level of the Green
Dragon
Environmental Standard



Copies of the Standard are available upon
request, for further information contact
Groundwork Wales on:



01443 844866


enquiries@greendragonems.com


greendragonems.com